Falcons set for international duty

Thursday 29 August 2019 Written by: Adam

Sonatane Takulua (pictured) starts at scrum-half for Tonga on Saturday as they meet Fiji in Auckland, with club-mate Cooper Vuna starting at inside centre for the Ikale Tahi (Sea Eagles).

Newcastle’s Josh Matavesi has been named on the Fiji bench, with the Eden Park clash kicking off at 5.30am UK time.

The curtain-raiser for the Pasifika Challenge match sees Newcastle prop Logovi’i Mulipola’s Samoan side taking on a New Zealand Heartland XV at the same venue, kicking off at 2.15am UK time.